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Eric E. Swayze, Ph.D.

Dr. Swayze is senior vice president of Research at Ionis Pharmaceuticals. He is responsible for leading preclinical antisense drug discovery and antisense technology research.

Previously, Dr. Swayze was vice president of Chemistry and Neuroscience Drug Discovery at Ionis, overseeing the advancement of multiple programs to clinical development. He joined Ionis in 1994 and has contributed to key technology advancements, including Ionis’ Generation 2.5 chemistry and Ligand-Conjugated Antisense (LICA) technology.

He is an author on more than 150 scientific manuscripts, several reviews and book chapters, and is an inventor of more than 140 issued US patents. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at the University of Michigan under the guidance of Professor Leroy B. Townsend.